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Fab Free Designer of the Week – BonBon

Hello hello Fabulous Fab Free’rs! It’s been time for a “Designer of the Week” style post for a minute now, so for today I’m happy to share with you BonBon. First, I want to point out that the grounds surrounding the BonBon main location are just beautiful. Definitely take a little time when you’re there to look around a bit. That said, BonBon is a cute little shop which mostly sells female hairstyles. The style of BonBon is very doll-like and cute, the term kawaii definitely comes to mind although there are plenty of hairstyles that could fit any look.

Along with the feminine hairstyles, you’ll find a few makeup items, and some equally doll-like clothing and accessories in gacha machines. Inside the entrance you’ll see the “circulation desk” as I call it, where you can access all of BonBon’s social media and the store group. Right now there are quite a few BonBon group gifts available, they are conveniently lined up on a shelf above the desk. You’ll also notice some of the gifts have a heart above them. One of those gifts is the current Fabulously Free in SL group gift, which you’ll likely recall seeing this super cute style in Aline’s post “Stay Safe.” There is also a free gift that is available exclusively on the Marketplace. Aline also showed us that gift in her pose “I Sparkle I Shine.” In addition to the gifts being displayed above the desk, the most recent of the gifts along with the Fabulously Free in SL gift are also available on the wall opposite the desk. To get the Fab Free group gift you will need the Fabulously Free in SL group tag. The Fab Free group is always free to join. For the BonBon group gifts, you’ll need to join the BonBon store group which does have a one-time join fee of 99 linden. Which when you consider the number of available group gifts, is still a pretty great deal. Happy Shopping Fab Free!


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Skip to Summer

Skip to Summer

It may just be my imagination, but we seem to be sneaking a few more beach shots than is normal for March here on the Fab Free blog.  I can honestly tell you that I am in some serious need of vitamin D.  And also warmer weather, and a possibly to not ever wear snow boots again.  I feel like these things may improve my life by quite a bit.  In the meantime, I’m finding some sunlight in SL, and keeping my fingers and toes crossed for some RL sun!

I See the Moon

So Moon has quickly become one of my favourite hair places on the grid.  They’ve got loads of gorgeous styles to choose from, and when I stopped by the other day, I noted that they have a masssiiiiiiive wall of gifts right behind the main counter.  I joined their group for 99 Lindens and got about 15 different styles that I am completely obsessed with.  My favourite one is this long undone braid that comes with little daisies you can add for whimsical purposes.  Fantastic or what!  Get over to Moon, what are you waiting for!

Go Fetch!

Fetch have a few group gifts out right now that you can pick up with a group join fee of 50 Lindens.  I grabbed these really cute sun glasses (they come with an HUD to change the colour of the frames) as well as their most recent gift – the insanely adorable pineapple clutch I’ve got in my hand.  Is it not the best?  I feel like summer is creeping up on us just because I’m holding it!  Head on over to Fetch and grab these beauts!

Until next time, darlings!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes 

Bikini– Empire Mermaid
Sunglasses –Fetch Ella Glasses (Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join)
Purse – Fetch Pineapple Clutch (Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join)

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Dolly Babe Eyes
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filigree Sternum Tattoo
Eyeshadow Applier –  Alaskametro Space Unicorn
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Lipstick Applier – Lelutka Cate
Hair – Moon Threads (Free Group Gift/Group is 99L to Join)
Pose – Foxcity Breezy
Sim – Private

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The Oracle


The Oracle

Hello Fab Free! I’m so glad you’re here. This look I came up with for Pru reminded me of an Oracle like the ones in stories about ancient Rome. Maybe it’s the fiery eyes, or the detailed pendant. Both items are free gifts at the Summoning Spring Fair. I used several gifts from the Summoning Spring Fair to create this unique look. I hope you enjoy them.

The Hair – As I mentioned there are lots of free gifts to be had at the Summoning Spring Fair. CHARME happens to have 2 gifts. This swing-bob style hair is their free gift, and if you pick up both of the CHARME gifts you’ll get the hairstyle with 4 total color change huds. This free hairstyle also has a unique feature that lets your color/texture the top strands of the hair separately from the rest to give the style a lot of dimension and tons of color combinations.

The Tattoo – This mandala-like forehead tattoo is the Summoning Spring Fair gift from Fallen Gods. It comes in classic system layers along with an Omega applier. That means this freebie is suitable for mesh (Omega compatible) avatars and classic non mesh avatars. Not to mention with all the color choices, you could wear it with anything!

The Eyes – I think these intense eyes by Cubic Cherry might be my favorite of the free gifts at the Summoning Spring Fair. They come in several vibrant colors. This git set includes a pair of mesh eyes, a matching alpha layer, an optional shadow add-on for extra detail, a texture change hud, and an Omega applier hud for Omega compatible eyes.

The Necklace – Finally, this beautiful necklace is by On a Lark, and is also a free gift at the Summoning Spring Fair. I would consider this item to be unisex. It comes with a texture change hud that lets you pick from several preset options for the shiny stone, and 3 metal choices for the chain and setting.

Here are the details!

Hair – C H A R M E – Valentine – Monotones – Free Gift @Summoning Spring Fair
Horns –  [[Black Star]] Glamour Horns gold
Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Skin – Essences – Vanya
Ears – Mandala – (UNISEX)_[MANDALA]Pierced_ELF_EARS_VER1
Tattoo – +Fallen Gods Inc.+ Kamal face tattoo – Free Gift @Summoning Spring Fair
Eyes – [Cubic Cherry] {Ruri} eyes Free Gift @Summoning Spring Fair
Septum Piercing – .random.Matter. – Rasputina Septum Ring – Gold
Necklace – On a Lark  *OAL* Gotland Orb – Free Gift @Summoning Spring Fair
Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Pose by Foxcity

 


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Curious


Curious

Hi hi Fab Free’rs! I’ve been fishing! Of course I mean 7Seas Fishing at Sn@tch. Their current “Fish 4 This” outfit was just too cute to pass up. Not to mention the fact that you can score a full head to toe look with different color choices for several of the pieces. Also, there are options that make this look suitable for Classic avatars. The following blurb is a quick “how-to” for those new to 7Seas Fishing. I’ve posted it before, but figured I’d post it again just incase someone needed the information. If you’ve already figured the fishing thing out, just skip that part.

How to go 7Seas Fishing

If this is your first time fishing, I suggest getting a “casual” fishing rod. You can purchase a casual rod at the 7Seas fishing kiosk near the Sn@tch entrance. There are other rod options, but I only use a casual rod. The casual rod will cost you a one time purchase price of 100 linden. Once you have your rod you can use it forever to fish at any participating 7Seas Fishing area. Now you’re ready to go fish for this outfit!

“That Magical Night” Outfit 

Like most of the Fish4This outfits at Sn@tch, this one includes everything you see in the photo, just about. These items are all free, as long as you have your 7Seas Fishing Rod. There are 21 total pieces, including the top with bra in an Omega applier, and system layers, 6 mesh skirts, the black tights in Omega appliers, mesh boots (alpha layer and shoe base fished separately), jewelry, and the hairstyle shown in 3 colors. Also, each of the mesh skirts come with the following size options: Standard Mesh, Slink (Physique, Hourglass), Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus), Tonic (Fine, Curvy), and EBody.

Here are the details!

Hair – #taketomiWEST – Aishwarya – The Hills
Head – GENUS Project – Genus Head – Classic Face
Skin – Essences – Lora (Genus)
Head Jewels – Sn@tch  – 20 :::Sn@tch Sashi Jewels (Nose Attach)::: – Free Fishing Prize / 100L Rod Required 
Top w/Bra – Sn@tch  – 7 :::Sn@tch Yeri Crochet Sweater Omega Applier Hud::: Free Fishing Prize / 100L Rod Required 
Skirt – Sn@tch  – 12 Sn@tch Sunshine Skater Skirt (Purple/All Sizes) – Free Fishing Prize / 100L Rod Required 
Leggings – Sn@tch  – 16 :::Sn@tch Ribbed Tights (BLACK) Omega Hud::: Free Fishing Prize / 100L Rod Required 
Boots – Sn@tch  – 3 :::Sn@tch Bella Suede Boot (LF)::: Free Fishing Prize / 100L Rod Required 
Cat – Fashionably Dead – (fd) Cat – 12 Curious -50L/play
Pose w/Phone by Foxcity
Photo taken at Backdrop City

 


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Shipwrecked in Paradise


Shipwrecked

Hello Fab Free’rs! I was away for the weekend and I’m sincerely glad to be back. I love this little romper by Canimal. Truth told, despite how much I adore sweater weather, there’s a part of me that is actually starting to look forward to summer again. I’m also sincerely enjoying this cheeky red hairstyle by CHAIN. Keep reading and I’ll tell you how to get both for free or almost free!

The Romper – Incase you were not aware, Canimal has several lucky letter boards on the second floor of their main location. There is no group required for these boards. The adorable “Paradise” romper Pru is wearing is one of the items you can win should your letter appear. Nothing screams summer quite like a tropical print. This lucky letter board freebie at Canimal comes in a single mesh size and has a texture change hud with several tropical prints to choose from, and one that’s bananas. No really, the print is bananas. hehehe If I had to guess I’d say the size is a Maitreya Lara fit, though it’s not marked that I saw.

The Hairstyle – Even though red hair is usually Juli’s department, this style by CHAIN was too cute to pass up. It is their most recent group gift. This cute bob hairstyle comes with optional hairclips, and a color change hud with several pink and red hues. The CHAIN store group does have a 1 time join fee of 99 linden. Once you’re wearing your group tag, you can pick up this group gift as well as several others still available. Also there are 3 lucky letter boards you’ll have access to.

Here are the details!

Hair w/Clips – CHAIN – Laura Hair – Reds – Free Group Gift/Group is 99L to Join
Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Skin – Essences – Vanya
Glasses – Acid & Mala – .:A&M:. Reader Glasses – WhiteStore Closed
Necklace – VERO MODERO / LOVE Necklace Her  No Longer Available
Romper – [Canimal] Paradise – FATPACK – Free Lucky Letter Board Prize (no group needed)
Tattoos –  { Speakeasy } Peace Tattoo – Current Group GiftOriginally Shown Here 
Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Location – Devins Eye
Pose by Foxcity


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One Ring to Rule Them All

One Ring to Rule them All

Ok Fab Free, brace yourselves because I’m about to reveal the depth and breadth of my nerdiness.  I am a MASSIVE Lord of the Rings fan.  I mean, like…super huge.  And I’m NOT talking about the movies (which were visually stunning but messed my fave story up!).  I have probably read the books about 20 times, and I can recite all sorts of things upside down and backwards, while muttering something about potatoes being the Gaffer’s delight.  Yup, I’ve finally revealed my true self to you all.  Anyone who was under the illusion that I was cool, welcome to the real world!

The Quest for the One Ring

Right, so I did have a point in revealing my love for all things Middle Earth.  The Enchantment hunt is going down right now all over the grid, and you have to keep an eye out for the One Ring!  I found two super awesome things in my journeys – my very Elven (ish) lingerie (sized for Maitreya) by Have Unequal is the first.  I feel that it wouldn’t look completely out of place in Lothlorien…well, at least in certain situations it wouldn’t!  The second item is my lovely tumbling curls by DeLa that I’m sure Arwen would be totes jelly of.  Best of all, the prizes are all FREE so you can gather your Fellowship of friends together and hunt down all the precious rings!  You can find all the hunt info HERE.

As they say in Elvish, “Elen sila lumenn omentielvo” – a star shines on the hour of our meeting.
Yup, totally a nerd.

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes 

Lingerie– Have Unequal Mel Lingerie (Free Hunt Prize on the Enchantment Hunt)
Earrings – Fetch Mini Earring Set

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Dolly Babe Eyes
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filigree Sternum Tattoo
Eyeshadow Applier –  Lelutka Cate
Nail Polish Applier – Maitreya Lara
Lipstick Applier –  Lelutka Cate
Hair – DeLa Barbara (Free Prize on the Enchantment Hunt)
Sim – Mirrormere

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Book Worm

Book Worm
Hello There Fab Free! Are you feeling that holiday rush yet? I know I am! I needed to take a minute, relax, and unwind. A favorite way to do that is to find a comfy spot to sit, pick a good book to read, and sip a warm cup of tea (or coffee).  DE.Boutique recently sent out this cozy over-sized sweater dress to their Subscriber group. Also, I took a little time to pop over to Fameshed and pick up the pile of free gifts waiting under the Christmas tree. For today, I’m excited to share with you the Fameshed gifts from MINA and Contraption. Keep reading for more info about each of these fantastic finds!

The Dress – This wine colored gradient sweater dress was sent out earlier this week to the DE.Boutique Subsciber group. It is called the Zoe dress, and it comes int several mesh sizes. I do want to point out that I am unsure if new subscribers will receive the free gift of not. I did try unsubscribing and re-subscribing to the DE.Boutique Subscriber, and the gift was not redelivered. However I would still encourage anyone to stop by DE.Boutique and join their Subscriber group to be sure and receive any future gifts. Also, check your inventory, if you’re already a DE.Boutique Subscriber, you may have received it.

Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, Tonic (Curvy, Fine), Ebody, Belleza (Venus, Freya, Isis), Slink (Hourglass, Physique)

The Hair – This cute puffed up side pony is the free Fameshed group gift by MINA. The Fameshed group is free to join, and you’ll need to wear the group tag to get the gifts. You’ll find a whole pile of presents under the Fameshed Christmas tree. This hairstyle from MINA comes in a “browns” color pack, but I have to say the color range is quite broad, there are very dark almost black shades, and very deep auburn red shades along side several brunettes.

The Glasses – I love these unique glasses with their rectangular lenses. They are the free Fameshed group gift by Contraption available under the Fameshed Christmas tree. This gift includes a color/texture change hud that will let you pick from preset colors to change the color of each lens individually, as well as the frame. You will need to wear the Fameshed group tag to get the gift, however the Fameshed group is free to join.

Here are the details, enjoy!

Hair – MINA – Mabel – Browns – Free Gift @Fameshed / Fameshed Group is Free to Join
Head – GENUS Project – Genus Head – Classic Face
Skin –  Essences – Luisa (Genus)
Glasses – [ContraptioN] Pravokutan Spectacles – Free Gift @Fameshed / Fameshed Group is Free to Join
Dress – DE.Boutique Zoe Dress Subscriber Gift Happy Holidays – Free Subscriber Gift 
Body –  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Chair – Oubliette– Lilac Velvet Victorian Chair
Books & Cup – Oubliette– Stack of Occult Books & Mug
Pose by Foxcity
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Attention New Residents!

FabFree: Attention New Residents

Hello there Fabulouses!  Are you a new resident or know someone who is?  Ghee has a new FREE GIFT set out that is specifically for residents that are 30 days old or younger and the nice ladies at Ghee have sent me a copy so that I can show it off to you here on FabFree!  I’m also showing off a new group gift hairstyle at No.Match!

Clothes For Newbies!

Inside the New Avatars Welcome Gift, you’ll find the following items that will be compatible with your starter avatar, or with several of the mesh bodies listed below if you happen to be so lucky at such a young age!!  In just one stop, you’ll have a whole new casual outfit.

  • Biker Boots Slate Suede
  • Skinny Jeans in the sizes listed below.
  • Winter Wooly Sweater in the sizes listed below.

Sizes Included:

  • XXS – L Fitmesh  + alpha layer
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass
  • Belleza

Before I move onto some more freebie news, I want to just point out a couple of things also for new residents looking for free items.

  1.  We have a whole list of stores that have gifts rezzed out for new residents and you can find that list [HERE].
  2.  If you are seeking clothing that fits the starter / system / classic avatar on FabFree, simply scroll down the right hand side of the blog until you find “categories” and select “classic avatars” from the drop down menu.  There you will find ONLY posts with items that will be compatible with that body!  [QUICK LINK TO CLASSIC AVATAR MATERIAL]

Christmas Carol

My curly hairstyle called Carol is a free group gift at No.Match!  It includes a full fatpack of colours, a texture change HUD for the bow and even and extra pair of Christmas bauble earrings (not shown today).  The No.Match inworld group is 50L to join, but there are tons of great hair gifts to be had for both guys and girls.

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Head Applier – Glam Affair Wendy (at The Pea Location)
Makeup Appliers –  Glam Affair Renee (at The Pea Location)
Eyes – IKON Sovereign Eyes Dusk
Hair – No.Match Carol (free group gift / 0L / 50L to join)

Sweater, Jeans & Boots – Ghee New Avatars Welcome Gift (free to Under 30 day residents)

Pose by LW Poses
Sim – Missing Melody

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An Uber Good Deal

FabFree: An Uber Good Deal!

Hey there Fabulouses!  Boy was I surprised when I was at Uber this week to find that Vinyl has a special Black Friday priced item at the event!

Red Hot Sweater Dress & Red Hot Pricing!

During this round of Uber, Vinyl is featuring their Red Hot Sweater Dress with a texture change belt / buttons in 16 different colours at 180L each, but also displayed with those gorgeous dresses is an exclusive snowflake printed charcoal grey version for just 75L!  This is a colour, I probably would have chosen at full price – what a deal!  It is hard to see the arms in my photo, but there are buttons on the sleeves that match the super big chunky leather belt.

Sizes Included:

  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass
  • Belleza Freya, Isis & Venus

Vinyl Black Friday Special @ Uber ♥

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Head Applier – Glam Affair Wendy (at The Pea Location)
Lipstick Applier – Glam Affair Catwa Lipstick
Eyes – IKON Sovereign Eyes Dusk
Hair – Navy & Copper Cinnamon (free group gift / 0L / free to join) – Previously blogged by Serena [HERE]

Dress – Vinyl Red Hot Sweater Dress Black Friday Special (75L @ Uber)
Stockings – Izzie’s Applier Sheer Tights
Boots – ChicChica Cora (featured @ Tannenbaum)
Necklace – Cae Bambi Necklace (featured @ FaMESHed)

Pose by Lyrium 
Sim – Somewhere in Time

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By Moonlight

By Moonlight

Hello There Fab Free’rs! The best kind of hunt in Second Life is a free one with lots of designers! The SLF&O hunt recently started, and it’s both free and has quite a few participants. You won’t want to miss this one. I picked up this gorgeous Asian inspired robe at Belle Epoque as part of the SLF&O hunt. The robe comes in a Maitreya Lara fit only. It’s also absolutely free, you just gotta find it! The hunt object for this hunt is a fall leaf.

Recently Love sent me a teleport to Moon hair to slap their Midnight Madness board. I’m so glad she did, I love this hairstyle with this robe. This extra long flowing hairstyle is the free MM board prize at Moon. There’s no need to join any group or wear any tag to participate. Also, the prize hairstyle is a full fat pack with all the color huds included.

Here are the details, enjoy!

HairMoon. Hair // – ccxx – Free MM Board Prize
Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Skin – Essences – Vanya
Eye/Cheek Makeup – Shiny Stuffs~ CATWA Mei Applier set
Lipstick – {{Peachy}} Lips CATWA HEAD
Robe – Belle Epoque { Kanemi } Hunt Gift – Free SLF&O Hunt Prize
Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
*Pose by Kirin
*Location – Village of Ahiru

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